TC – catching up

May 9, 2019

For those that follow Transport Canada’s activities, yes, some of us do, as they have deep impact on how I feed my family, you may have noticed quite an increase in activity from them. The main story for TC Marine Safety these days is the updating of the Marine Personnel Regulations, to bring them inline with the IMO’s Manila Amendments of 2010 – yes, of the year 2010 – just…

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USCG to get new Heavy Icebreaker

April 26, 2019

Polar Security Cutter contract awarded to recapitalize nation’s Arctic capabilities WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy, through an Integrated Program Office (IPO), awarded VT Halter Marine Inc., of Pascagoula, Mississippi, a fixed price incentive (firm) contract for the Detail Design and Construction (DD&C) of the Coast Guard’s lead Polar Security Cutter (PSC). The initial award is valued at $745.9 million and supports non-recurring engineering and detail…

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Piracy: Still an important concern

April 26, 2019

During January-April 2019, four incidents of unauthorised boarding of ships in locations of close proximity to each other were reported in the western sector of Singapore Strait. All four incidents occurred to tug boats towing barges and dredger while underway in the westbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS). Of the four incidents, two incidents reported loss of scrap metal, and nothing was reported stolen in the other two…

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OCIMF extends access to Tanker Management and Self Assessment reports to non-members

March 2, 2019

10 January 2018 – London – OCIMF will extend access to Tanker Management and Self Assessment (TMSA) reports to non-OCIMF members from 14 January 2019. This major change will mean more information is available to more users, which will help improve overall safety and marine assurance. Access to TMSA reports was previously restricted to OCIMF members, but will now be extended to non-OCIMF members who are registered as Ship Inspection…

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Check your tickets!

February 27, 2019

Transport Canada (TC) now offers the capability of checking the validity of any Canadian seafarer’s certificates. In its most recent Ship Safety Bulletin released, TC announced that a new, free, website service is available online, for anyone to use to check the validity of a certificate of competency / proficiency, seafarer medical or other endorsement The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) recommends that…

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Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre and CleanTech Alliance Seattle Sign Cross Border Memorandum of Understanding

February 27, 2019

Vancouver, CANADA – February 21, 2019 — With the aim of encouraging cross-border collaboration to achieve a greener planet through the adoption of clean technologies, the CleanTech Alliance and Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre met in an international breakfast, which was attended by the British Columbia Premier John Horgan. The two associations, represented by Tom Ranken, President of CleanTech Alliance and Jeanette Jackson, Managing Director of Foresight have signed a memorandum of…

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Corvus Energy awarded the marine world’s biggest battery package by Norwegian Electric Systems

February 27, 2019

Bergen, Norway and Richmond, British Columbia, Canada – February 27, 2019 – Corvus Energy has signed a contract with Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) for the marine world’s largest battery package to be installed on board Havila Kystruten’s coastal vessels.y “This is a big step for the cruising industry and we are extremely proud to receive this order. It demonstrates that we drive technology further by pushing boundaries for the use…

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Happenings on MMEP

December 19, 2018

Special and big thank you to: I wholeheartedly express my gratitude to DK and JD for a very generous financial gift, in recognition of the what the website represent for them as professionals. I was very surprised and very moved by the the complete randomness of the gift. Men, who predominately make up our profession, are shall we say, frugal… with financial or emotional support. I know the website helps…

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